GHS 324 - Environmental Health

An interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ecological and social conditions that can lead to wellness or disease. We will analyze the underlying scientific associations of adverse health effects; evaluate causal links such as environmental contamination, air quality, or heavy metal exposures; examine conditions that expand water-borne, vector-borne, and communicable diseases; assess how occupational and community design can contribute to patterns of disease; and explore disparate community impacts and responses to climate change. Students evaluate the range and effectiveness of management and policy strategies designed to reduce adverse health outcomes and explore evidence-based strategies to reduce risk and health disparities. Particular attention will be given to the disproportionate health burdens on disenfranchised communities in both US and global regions. Includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Distribution Requirements: CL, SP. Note: This course counts as a Natural Science laboratory course for the purpose of satisfying the College distribution requirement for students who matriculated before Fall 2016.
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